Approach Masts

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Pollite Approach Masts

Pollite supply a complete range of frangible masts for airfield approach lighting. From a single light mast to a five light cross arm with an SFL/Flash Unit, Pollite frangible masts are designed with a number of beneficial features:

  • Virtually Maintenance Free Design
  • UV Resistant Gel Coat Finish which will not degrade
  • Totally Corrosion Free
  • Temperature/Weather Resistant
  • No electro-magnetic interference
  • Hollow Construction for concealment of cables
  • Low shipping cost

All Pollite approach masts are manufactured from fibreglass and polyester resin, finished with a UV resistant gel coat. Each pole has a unique break system incorporated within the mast and is coloured to a standard Aviation Yellow (alternative colours are available). Supporting cross arms are also made from fibreglass to enhance the pole’s frangibility and reduce the overall weight.


Pollite Frangible Masts have been installed across the globe, from small regional airports, to some of the world’s largest, including Dubai and London Heathrow.


Because of their composite design, Pollite masts are designed to last without the need for constant maintenance. Their corrosion free design means an expected lifespan of over 30 years, coming with an industry leading 10 year warranty.

Unique Hinge assembly for Pin Point Re-alignment

All Pollite masts come complete with a unique hinged foot which, once correctly installed, ensures no future re-alignment is required when raising and lowering the mast for servicing the lighting system. Complete foundation and installation details are provided with all masts.

Height Adjustment for Light Fittings

Every Pollite mast has an additional adjuster that allows 110mm additional upward adjustment per light fitting. Masts will always be pre-cut in our factory prior to dispatch but can be further reduced on site due to their fibreglass composition.

Complying with ICAO and FAA requirements

All Pollite masts are fully ICAO and FAA approved for frangibility. Masts have also been tested to ensure compliance with deflection, wind speed, UV and salt spray requirements.

  • Technical Specifications

  • 60mm Single Light Approach Mast Datasheet

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  • 125mm Single Light Approach Mast Datasheet

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  • Cross Arm Mast - 2 lights @ 2.7m. Height 2.0 - 5.9m

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  • Single Light Approach Mast 1.8 - 5m 125mm Installation Manual

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